Do You Have Stinky Skylights?

Fiber Bloom Building managers and owners are typically surprised that skylight can stink, horribly, but have no idea what causes this unpleasant condition. Fiberglass skylights are protected from the elements by a coating sometimes referred to as “gel coat”. The coating has a UV blockage component to help prevent the sun’s rays from damaging the fiberglass … Read more “Do You Have Stinky Skylights?”

Daylighting and Health

The Health Benefits of Daylighting Plants aren’t the only living organisms that metabolize sunlight, we human beings do too. While the relationship daylight exposure and our health isn’t simple, it is important to know. Most people are aware of the risk of skin cancer from long exposure without protection, a number of studies and scientists … Read more “Daylighting and Health”

Chase Bank of Loveland

A Pyramid Skylight Retrofit Will Provide Improved Daylighting The Chase Bank building in Loveland, CO has four low-rise pyramid skylights. The bank has experienced problems with these skylights over the years. Gaskets failing, condensation problems, and popping noises were a just few of the constant problems. The biggest complaint, however, was the quality of the light and the … Read more “Chase Bank of Loveland”

Daylighting and Energy Usage

A good daylighting system is the easiest and most cost-effective way to light a space and reduce energy usage. After all, the sun provides everyone with a lot of free light and energy every day, it makes sense to take advantage of it. However, placing just adding in skylights or windows without thought is a … Read more “Daylighting and Energy Usage”

Daylighting and the Energy Codes

Better Performance Required Throughout the US the energy codes are being rewritten. As energy demands increase, The US Dept. of Energy is requiring higher and better performance from buildings. But the interesting thing to note is that the US Dept. of Energy is requiring more daylighting at the same time. This can be a challenge to … Read more “Daylighting and the Energy Codes”